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Riley 5-Keyed Clarinet

Riley 5-Keyed Clarinet

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Description (Brief)

This clarinet was made by Edward Riley in New York, New York about 1825. It is a 5-keyd clarinet in C, made of boxwood with square brass keys. This clarinet has the following stamps:

(on the barrel, upper and mid sections):

E-RILEY
N-YORK

(on the lower section and bell):

E-RILEY
CHATHAM ST
N-YORK

Edward Riley (1769-1829) was a music teacher, music publisher, and musical instrument seller. Instruments stamped with his name may have been made by makers John Firth and William Hall.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
clarinet
maker
Riley, Sr., Edward
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 52.705 cm x 6.6675 cm
barrel: 2 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 3.4925 cm
upper joint: 7 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in; 19.685 cm x 4.7625 cm
lower joint: 8 7/8 in x 2 1/16 in; 22.5425 cm x 5.23875 cm
bell: 4 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 10.795 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
MI.76.20
accession number
323573
catalog number
76.20
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Clarinets
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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